Hero Motorcorp has officially relaunched the ZMR in India. It is priced at Rs. 1.08 lakhs and has been upgraded to BS-IV compliance since it was pulled out off Hero’s website in 2016. The bike gains a new dual tone colour scheme as well.
Why the sudden interest?
It’s no secret that the second generation Karizma twins were poorly received in India and lack of sales forced Hero to pull them out. However, the ZMR was still being produced for foreign markets and some dealerships continued to accept bookings as and when demand came. Recently though, there was a surge in interest for the bike and Hero felt it was the perfect time to bring it back.
2018 Karizma ZMR- what’s changed?
As the title suggests, the 2018 ZMR gains a new dual tone colour scheme. I’ve always liked the bike’s quirkiness (though not a popular opinion) and the new yellow-black colour scheme does seem to improve its overall aesthetic. Apart from this, the ZMR is also available in standard red and white colours.
Coming to its engine, the bike retains its 223cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder mill producing 20.2hp and 19.7Nm of torque. Specs have not changed and it doesn’t come with ABS.
Price- Is it worth it anymore?
The 2018 Karizma ZMR is priced at Rs. 1.08 lakhs and for that you can get the heavily equipped TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition 2.0. There are bikes like the Yamaha FZ25, Bajaj RS200 and the Yamaha YZF-R15 V as well but they all cost atleast 10,000 more. The ZMR does have the full-fairing going for it and if you are alright with a slightly lower-spec model, it is a good choice!
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